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Clell Gannon lived an adventuresome life as a regionally-known artist, poet, and historian. He also created a charming stone home in Bismarck, just a few blocks from our Foundation offices. You can view several of his murals at the Burleigh County Courthouse. We also house some of his artwork in our museum collections.
A few of Clell Gannon’s badlands bison on a small section of a mural painted about 90 years ago.
Deer and antelope shared the exhibit platform in front of artist Clell Gannon’s painted mural at the former State Museum location.
David Newell, Jenny Yearous, and Lori Nohner of the Audience Engagement & Museum team unroll and prepare a section of a Clell Gannon mural for photographs.
Media Specialist DeAnne Billings begins photographing two adjacent strips of a mural. Similar to a quilter, she’ll digitally stitch the pieces together to create two murals.
Loose paint flecks are carefully removed from the panels by Jenny Yearous and Lori Nohner, one small brushstroke at a time.